US Mission, part 3: Visiting Facebook and Google

When thinking about Silicon Valley we all think about companies like Google and Facebook. Therefore, it was really great we were able to visit them. As I wrote before the first Silicon Valley impressions were a bit mixed. The living and commuting conditions are not as...

US Mission, part 2: First Silicon Valley impressions

When preparing for the US Economic Mission it was hard to expect what would really happen. Of course I was very excited, and as I mentioned before, a bit nervous as well. The first days in Silicon Valley were pretty amazing. Tired because of traveling and a very short...

Facebook stimulates to be social by design

Facebook’s keynote was announced with pride by the eCommerce Expo 2011 organization. Seeing long queues in front of the keynote theater, from a visitor attraction perspective it was really a strategic move to have Ivan Heneghan at the expo. It seems online retailers...